The Golden Ball is coming!


The 63rd Ballon d’Or® will be known on Monday, December 3rd. During the same ceremony, broadcasted live on la Chaine L’Équipe, L’Équipe’s website, and in more than 120 countries, two new trophies, created by France Football, will be awarded :

The Women’s Ballon d’Or® and the Kopa Trophy. The Women’s Ballon d’Or® will reward the best player in the world, elected by a jury of journalists specialized in women’s football.

The Kopa Trophy will be given to the best under-21 player, who will be chosen by the 33 living winners of the Ballon d’Or®, among whom are Denis Law, Franz Beckenbauer, Michel Platini, Jean-Pierre Papin, Marco Van Basten, Zinédine Zidane, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo…

The nominees for these three awards will be revealed on Monday, October 8th between 9:00 a.m. and 7:15 p.m., simultaneously on the TV channel, the websites, and the social networks of France Football and L’Équipe. The entire list of nominees and an exclusive interview with one of them, will be featured in France Football on Tuesday, October 9th. In the committee that votes for Greece, Manos Staramopoulos represents 30 years ago

                                                     The  Ballon d’Or®

The Ballon d’Or® France Football Created in 1956 by France Football’s editorial team, the Ballon d’Or® is part of football’s heritage and shines trough the world. Won by Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Zinedine Zidane, Marco Van Basten, Michel Platini, Johan Cruyff and many other great names, it is the world’s most prestigious individual trophy France Football and L’Équipe revealed today the nominees for the 63rd Ballon d’Or®, the Women’s Ballon d’Or® and the Trophée Kopa®, which will reward the best male and female player in the world and the best player under 21 years old.

 These three awards will be given on December 3rd , during a ceremony, broadcast live from 8:45 p.m. on the channel and the website L’Équipe, on and in more than 120 countries.

 The nominees for the Ballon d’Or® :

Sergio Agüero / Manchester City – Argentina

Alisson Becker / Liverpool – Brazil

Gareth Bale / Real Madrid – Wales

Karim Benzema / Real Madrid – France

Edinson Cavani / PSG – Uruguay

Thibaut Courtois / Real Madrid – Belgium

Cristiano Ronaldo / Juventus Turin – Portugal

Kevin de Bruyne / Manchester City – Belgium

Roberto Firmino / Liverpool – Brazil

Diego Godin / Atlético de Madrid – Uruguay

Antoine Griezmann / Atlético de Madrid – France

Eden Hazard / Chelsea – Belgium

Isco / Real Madrid – Spain

Harry Kane / Tottenham – England

N’golo Kanté / Chelsea – France

Hugo Lloris / Tottenham – France

Mario Mandzukic / Juventus Turin – Croatia

Sadio Mané / Liverpool – Senegal

Marcelo / Real Madrid – Brazil

Kylian Mbappé / PSG – France

Lionel Messi / FC Barcelona – Argentina

Luka Modric / Real Madrid – Croatia

Neymar / PSG – Brazil

Jan Oblak / Atlético de Madrid – Slovenia

Paul Pogba / Manchester United – France

Ivan Rakitic / FC Barcelona – Croatia

Sergio Ramos / Real Madrid – Spain

Mohamed Salah / Liverpool – Egypt

Luis Suarez / FC Barcelona – Uruguay

Raphaël Varane / Real Madrid – France


The nominees for the Women’s Ballon d’Or® :

Lucy Bronze / Olympique Lyonnais – England

Pernille Harder / Werder Brême – Denmark

Ada Hegerberg / Olympique Lyonnais – Norway

Amandine Henry / Olympique Lyonnais – France

Lindsey Horan / Portland Thorns – United-States

Fran Kirby / Chelsea – England

Sam Kerr / Red Stars Chicago – Australia

Saki Kumagai / Olympique Lyonnais – Japan

Amel Majri / Olympique Lyonnais – France

Dzsenifer Marozsan / Olympique Lyonnais – Germany

Marta / Orlando Pride – Brazil

Lieke Martens / FC Barcelona – Netherlands

Megan Rapinoe / Seattle Reign FC – United-States

Wendie Renard / Olympique Lyonnais – France

Christine Sinclair / Portland Thorns – Canada



The nominees for the Trophée Kopa® :

_Houssem Aouar / Olympique Lyonnais – France

Trent Alexander-Arnold / Liverpool – England

Patrick Cutrone / AC Milan – Italia

Ritsu Doan / FC Groningue – Japan

Gianluigi Donnarumma / AC Milan – Italia

Amadou Haidara / FC Red Bull Salzbourg – Mali

Justin Kluivert / AS Roma – Netherlands

Kylian Mbappé / PSG – France

Christian Pulisic / Borussia Dortmund – United-States

Rodrygo / Santos FC – Brazil